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Considering seven separate categories, To 3D Or Not To 3D evaluates the full scope of the 3D viewing experience. Think of it as a consumer's guide for your movie-going, complete with a viewers poll where you can weigh in on how you plan to see Godzilla.
Fans of the 1998 version of Godzilla, you are warned. Your sacred calf is about to be sacrificed upon the alter of the bigger, badder lizard god, in the hopes that maybe we'll have a better Godzilla flick upon us this weekend. For those of us who lined up to see the biggest summer movie of 1998, only to experience the biggest disappointment of 1998, our day of ultimate judgment has come. So grab your marshmallows, because this turkey's about to get crispy!
Now, we offer five other fascinating revelations learned from Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ken Watanabe about the monster, the movie, and working with director Gareth Edwards.
To get you caught up, we blazed through the Godzilla prequel graphic novel, "Godzilla: Awakening," and picked out the 5 facts you need to know before grabbing a ticket to Godzilla this weekend! We kept the discussion relatively spoiler free, giving you a chance to hear about Godzilla and get prepared for Edwards' massive summer blockbuster.
Sneaking in one last Happy Mother’s day to all those moms out there, in particular Mrs. Rotten Week, who keeps the parenting on lock down around here. She has to because I’m mostly just thinking about movies all the time. My brain can only do so many things at once. She really picks up the slack, which is great. Love you baby! This week we’ve got Godzilla and one expensive arm.
Godzilla is only a week away from release, and the excitement is almost at its peak. As if to further fuel the fire, a new video about the film's 3D conversion process has been brought to our attention. Surprisingly, director Gareth Edwards has one of the most persuasive arguments for why a 3D post-conversion makes sense for the film, as well as for film-making in general. James Cameron may be the champion of native 3D, but Gareth Edwards might be his post-conversion counterpart.
Christopher Nolan's Interstellar has been building up a quiet head of steam over the past couple of years. More recently, it's been slowly revealing itself to the public, with only one trailer to show for itself. In a perfect combination of timing and exposure, Godzilla's May 16th release will be the trailer's theatrical premiere.
The Japanese public have accused Godzilla of becoming an "American fatty," but his cast mates in Godzilla are coming to his defense.
This year's summer blockbuster schedule is completely packed. For the next few months there will only be a few weekends that don't see the release of a big-budget action movie, and May is no different than June or July. This weekend we saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swing into theaters, and very soon we will be hearing the thunderous footsteps of Godzilla.
Opinion seems pretty mixed among people I know as to whether or not Godzilla is going to work as a movie, but on the whole, the response to Godzilla’s actual appearance has been overwhelmingly positive. At least in America. Apparently in Japan, there’s been a whole lot of snark hilariously directed at, of all things, the beast's weight.
Which is why we've decided to break down most of the summer's offerings, observing exactly what it is about some films that cause them to succeed and fail. This involved number crunching, market analysis, educated guesses, and the application of a few snobby biases.
What would you do if you stepped out of your house and saw Godzilla walking towards you. Would you just take off in the opposite direction? Would you run back inside and pray that the door locks are enough? Would you just stand their and scream? Whatever it is you'd do, apparently director Gareth Edwards wants to know.
Thus far, the marketing for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla has done a very good job hiding the giant beasts it features, either only featuring them in quick shots or hiding their features with camera angles, smoke, and/or debris. With this brand new trailer for the film it would appear that the marketing department has thrown that original plan completely out the window.
For each, we try to explain WHY these movies matter. You have a lot of films to choose from in the summer season. These are the ones we think need to be on your radar.
The past couple of months have been chock full of material promoting the new Godzilla movie, and today is no exception. Two clips and a poster had landed, and they’re just as impressive as the already formidable marketing we’ve already seen. But can it look good enough to make everyone forget “that” Godzilla movie? What lies within this link is probably the strongest argument yet that yes – this is going to make everyone think “that” Godzilla movie never existed.
We've handpicked sixteen big summer releases and matched them up with an NBA title contender. Some connect tenuously, superficially. Others have unusual similarities, borderline creepy. But at least it's all at your fingertips.
As part of a morning studio presentation from the folks at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, Edwards sat down in front of a massive crowd gathered inside the Anaheim Convention Center arena and revealed some fascinating new details about just what went into the making of the new Godzilla.
"It's not the end of the world" is a phrase that takes on new meaning when it kind of is. Or at the very least, when a giant monster starts tearing things up, as is the case for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, a new take on a classic monster story. The latest TV spot for the film spends most of its time focusing on the human element, as we see some of the characters whose lives have or are going to be greatly affected by what's to come.
We've know since early last year that Gareth Edwards' upcoming Godzilla reboot would feature a monster other than just the eponymous one - but even though we've seen many trailers for the film we have yet to get a good look at it. Footage has shown hints of a giant flying creature and a weird foot, but for the most part all of the attention has been put on the King of the Monsters.
Godzilla comes out on May 14, and I say with a mixture of awe and excitement that I really don’t know what it’s going to be about BEYOND the fact that Godzilla comes back and causes chaos.
If you're chomping at the bit to take a bite out of this reboot, then you'll salivate over these looks at the production design, courtesy of Mark Cotta Vaz.
Heads or tails? This extended look at Godzilla offers a little bit of both. And by a little bit, I mean we get just a few seconds of the monster, while the rest of the two and a half minute video focuses on disaster and a pretty brilliant demonstration of Bryan Cranston's acting abilities. And we're filled in a bit on the story.
Even though there's the nice face shot of our beloved Godzilla, this ad does somewhat play peekaboo with the legendary beast with the nuclear roar. Given that director Gareth Edwards' previous film is Monsters, which only showed small segments of the titular aliens at a time (for smart budgetary reasons), are we going to be refused any full-length shots of the monster in motion?
The studio also understands, however, that it’s the monster who will be luring the most audiences into theaters. But they wisely know that they do NOT have to show Godzilla to us in every frame of promotional material prior to release. Save some big reveals for opening weekend!
it's a good, immediate hook for the casual audience: what should we demand to know about Godzilla? What is it about Japan's most beloved fire-breather that is being hidden from the general public? And when you share the image with the hashtag on Twitter or Facebook, apparently it unlocks some sort of code, one that might lead to another trailer, new photos, or maybe even advance screenings.